• 19-04-2022

Adding Value to your Logistics and Supply chain: What is the importance?

What is a Value-Added Service?

Value-added service (VAS) is delivered by a web or its resellers to develop more revenue by providing users with additional benefits. Value-added services are services that go above and beyond what your company already provides. Despite their differences in kind, they all have the same goal: to improve efficiency, and capabilities, and help businesses stay competitive in their markets. The company’s ability to provide integrated solutions within the area of its operation allows Examples of the value-added logistics and supply chain services are:

  • Packaging
  • Record Retention
  • Assembly
  • Consolidation
  • Sorting & Inspection
  • Inventory Management
  • Reverse Logistics
  • Transloading Transportation Management
  • Direct Store Pickup
  • Tailoring
  • Labeling
  • Replacement

Value-added logistics (VAL) is a term used within the sector. This allows for a more complete service and is an essential tool for increasing customer satisfaction. This is especially important when it comes to certain operations based on the trust that a customer places in a company. Logistics is also by meaning a competitive sector. Importers must competitive logistic services to confirm this very thing for their commercial operations. However, we cannot confuse competitiveness with having more resources. Added value is being best implemented by medium sized and specialised companies. Whenever a logistics operator adds value the right way, this shows their knowledge of the ins and outs of the sector and the needs of the customer.

And there is no point in going for added value if you do not respond to what the customer needs. Anything else that cannot be considered as a key part of the logistical service is likely to form part of a VAL. For example:

  • Storage service: Providing convenient services for all merchandise such as duty-free stores
  • Specialised transport: Alternative transport solutions, door to door service, or intermodal transport.
  • Urgent parcel service: A reality in e-commerce.
  • LCIS services (Logistic Chain Integration Services): Where a logistic operator takes charge of the steps involved in the production chain, such as assembly, quality control or packaging.

Usually, the cost of a full truckload provides some level of insurance. However, that represents basic coverage where the freight company would have to be found at fault for damage or loss. As the party having your freight shipped, it could be a double curse your freight has been damaged, so at the very least, you lose the time it took to buy or produce it; then if it’s not covered, you can also be out the money. You also have many choices in this area for how much coverage you think you need and where you purchase that additional insurance from. You can choose to go through the third-party logistics (3PL) company that is already providing the freight transport or go to another company.

  • Freight insurance claims differ from that of a regular auto insurance claims. While the latter can drag on for months, a freight insurance claim must be resolved within 1 month of it being filed.

At sky ocean, as a logistics company in Dubai , we are committed to comprehensive logistics management. This makes our services fall squarely into the scope of added value. Below are some of the VAL services that we offer our customers. Not all logistical operators are qualified to transport just any type of goods. We are capable of transporting high tonnage cargo.

Particular mention must be made of the transport of dangerous or polluting loads that require careful handlings, such as explosives, flammable, toxic, corrosive, and radioactive material.

There is no point in transporting goods throughout the world if the most important step is not covered, namely, who is going to be delivering them to the recipient.

We are one of the freight forwarding companies in Dubai that always talk about comprehensive transportation and door-to-door logistics services. One of our strengths to ensure this is the use of intermodal transport, which consists of connecting two or more modes of transport to deliver the goods to their destination, meaning the customer does not have to worry about transfers and connections